The Passion of Dracula

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The Passion of Dracula is a dramatic comedy by Bob Hall (1944-)[1] and David Richmond [2].

The original text

This version of the Dracula legend, based on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel, is set in the English countryside in 1911 where several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances. Dr. Seward presides over a nearby mental hospital and the locality has acquired a new resident, Count Dracula! A trio of doctors, a young reporter and a stouthearted English lord battle the Count for possession of the lovely heroine. With a dash of Holmesian sleuthing in this Baskerville hound country setting, our heroes save the heroine and dispatch the Count in the traditional manner.

First produced in New York, 1977.

Permed by Backstage Productions, Queen’s Theatre, (Shaftesbury Ave) London (now Sondheim Theatre, London), 23rd August 1978 – 13th January 1979

The original text

Published by Samuel French. ISBN: 9780573614446

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1979: Produced at the Alhambra Theatre, Johannesburg, by Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth, directed by Stockton Briggle, with Thandi Brewer, John Rogers, **


Theatre programme, NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 948

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